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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Would You Wear This Out on a Run?

{Would you be caught dead wearing this out on a run?} 
(Or anywhere else for that matter...)
I'm a shorts girl. 

Friends' attempts in converting me to compression pants simply fall on deaf ears.

Clingy outfits suffocate me. I like the warmth of the sun beating down on my legs. I like the burst of cool air when I speed up after giving my overheated legs a sprinkling on the water stations. I even enjoy the back splashes when running through puddles!

I'm a shorts girl through and through.

But this pair... this pair is just awesome!!!

And if you're thinking you won't be able to wear this outside, then you're just not joining the right races (e.g. Halloween Run, Outbreak Manila, to name a few).

So, who's with me? ;)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rough, Tumble, Run

Date: April 27, 2013 (Saturday)
Venue: Mt. Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal
Race Distances: 5km (Men's & Women's), 10km (Men's & Women's), 21km (Men's & Women's)

Race kits and singlets can be claimed starting April 1, 2013 to April 21, 2013 ONLY in respective registration areas. Singlet sizes will be subject to availability and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Distance: Gunstart:
21km 6:00am
10km 6:10am
5km 6:20am
*cut-off time of 5 hours for the whole race will be implemented

•Timing Chip, Race Bib No., Singlet, safety pins
•Rules and regulations
•Directions to venue
•Shuttle option (optional for participants, with extra charge)

Submit filled-out registration form with your fee from February 15, 2013 to April 7, 2013 at the MERRELL CONCEPT SHOPS listed below:


*Singlet sizes will be subject to availability and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
Hydration stations will be provided at the finish line and along the race route.
This is an eco-friendly event; each participant is required to bring his/her own hydration pack/bottle. Organizers will only provide refilling stations along the race course; there will be no cups to avoid littering.
Medical aid will be available at certain points along the way and at the finish line.

1. In the event of heavy rain, lightning, haze, fog and other inclement weather or adverse weather condition, the event may be delayed or cancelled.
2. Should bad weather persist beyond 7:00AM or the condition deemed unsuitable, the event will be cancelled.
3. If rain occurs after the race has started, you may continue unless otherwise advised by the designated race official or marshall.

*All Top 3 finishers for each race category for both Male and Female categories each get the cash prize along with a gift bag from our sponsors
FINISHERS MEDAL All 21km finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Medals will also be given to the first50 finishers for 5km and 10km categories respectively.

CERTIFICATES will be sent through email within two weeks after the race date to those who finish the course in their specific categories.

Trail running shoes, hydration pack/bottle belt, cap, running gaiters and energy bar or gel, head lamp especially for the 21K runners.

Place & Time:
Market!Market!, BGC 3:00 am
TriNoma, North Edsa 3:30 am
Php300 round trip, first come-first served basis (payment to be settled only at Merrell Concept Shops)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Join the Running Revolution with Adidas Energy Boost

{Aaaaahhh, Godzilla Monstah!!!}
{Of course, in my head, he looked much more terrifying than this. 
I had an unlimited budget for SFX (special effects).}
Running is a mind game. 

We all know that. 

I don't even remember how many times I've tried to trick myself into finishing a run when every muscle in my body just wants to give up and quit. 

There are the usual suspects in boosting a run. Of course, the number one not-so-secret thing to do is train. The next thing is to arm yourself with the proper equipment like running shoes. Other alternative ways I've tried include having a running mantra, pumping up with magic grass (not THAT kind of grass!), and getting other runners to spill the beans on how to run 60 flights of stairs in 60 seconds.

But the craziest mind game I play that makes running way more fun and gives me that added energy boost is the Godzilla run.

You see, I have this recurring dream (3x already) that I'm being chased down by Godzilla! I start off just driving in town (which looks vaguely like Manhattan) when this gigantic monster starts to chase after us (Us, being me and Matthew Broderick. He was my passenger.). Then I remember thinking it would be faster if I just get on foot and run! So I do. I run as fast as I can, then eventually grow wings and fly over an indoor giant wave pool! Crazy.

Believe me, when you're on the last few, excruciating kilometers and just want to speed up and finish, this visualization works. Plus, starring in that little movie in your mind makes it way more enjoyable. I even have a soundtrack for the chase scene!

But since not everyone gets "high" on shots of wheatgrass while watching an HBO movie starring a giant lizard (haha. I'm KIDDING, okay?), then it's a safe bet to just go with a good pair of running shoes. ;)

Adidas just came out with a new boost for your runs. Aptly called Boost, this innovative shoe is centered on propriety cushioning material that allows the runner to feel a continuous energy return. The revolutionary technology allows small energy capsules in the soles to store and unleash energy more efficiently with every stride. Think of it as a springboard where every step you make feels like you're being catapulted off the ground. 

Additional features include a special mid foot frame, an extended Torsion system to minimize roll for more stability, adiwear outsole to reduce wear in key areas, and an external heel counter to maximize heel fit and comfort. Plus, it's compatible with the Adidas miCoach system too!

Now that the secret is out, you can head off to an Adidas store and check it out. Or you can reserve a pair right away via

Godzilla as Himself
Matthew Broderick as The Passenger
[Insert Your Name Here] as Driver/Runner/Giant Japanese Lizard's Dinner

Core Essentials (Electrolux HUSH Happier at Home)

{Core Essentials}
{Set Up for the Day}
There are marathons- the 42K kind, and there are marathons- the DVD kind. And since I just finished the former (read about it here), I think I'll be indulging in the latter one today. :)

Weekends just vegging out at home is something I've been looking forward to lately. Maybe it's the long hours spent in the office that you just terribly miss your home furniture, or maybe it's ~gasp!~ the ageing thing. haha. Nevertheless, bumming around in front of the TV doesn't mean you can't be productive, right?

So, how to be productive while watching TV? Work the core! No sense getting a guilt trip over the spoonfuls of Cookie Butter I've been downing since I woke up this morning, eh?

{DVD Marathon Buddy}
Why, hello, core ball and yoga mat! And hello... dust bunnies??? Looks like I'll be needing a housekeeping intermission before starting the program. Haaay, dirty workout place, hassle ka sa earth.

So much for spring cleaning though. I had to stop vacuuming because the noise cancelled out my first agenda (watching DVDs. haha). Not to mention how my "boss" kept giving me evil glances and running around barking because he hates the loud noise from the vacuum cleaner. I really need to get one of those silent vacuums (for science geeks, pun not intended). I hear Electrolux came out with the noiseless and eco-friendly, UltraSilencer Green. Hmm, I must put that on my Dear Universe wishlist!

{Imp, my favorite permanent fixture, hates loud noise!}
{Electrolux UltraSilencer Green}
Dear Universe, 

My inner domestic goddess NEEDS this vacuum cleaner. Why? Let me count the ways. 
1. It's silent yet deadly (on annoying dust bunnies!)
2. It's eco-friendly (it consumes less energy and is made from recycled plastic)
3. It's so sleek and designed really well.
4. I have a dog AND wall to wall carpeting AND a need to multi-task (Is it just me, or does the weekends seem to be getting shorter?)

Oh, and Universe, since we're on the topic, can you throw in the Electrolux PowerMix blender as well? I think my Cookie Butter addiction needs a healthier sidekick. Soy fruit smoothies, anyone? ;) 

{Electrolux PowerMix Silent Blender}
If you want to know more about these mean, clean and green machines, check out Electrolux Philippines' Official Website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. 

Now, back to my eyeball... umm, abs roll exercises. ;)

Have a healthy weekend, guys! 


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